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  • Manitou Springs festival celebrates Colorado wines

    Updated: Thu, Jun 4, 2015

    11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Park, 502 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs; $30, manitousprings.org or 685-5089 Explaining the taste of a wine - "like buttered moss in June" or "peppery saddle leather" - can be almost as much fun as the drinking itself. Almost. Oenophiles and...

  • Pikes Pub: 2015 IPA Fest canceled

    Updated: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    The inaugural 2015 IPA Fest, all set for Saturday at Gold Hill Mesa Community Center, has been cancelled due to permitting issues, according to emails from festival organizers and updates on the event’s website. “It's disappointing to deliver this news but there is an upside for all...

  • More studies link Facebook use and depression

    Updated: Sun, May 31, 2015

    If Facebook has taught us anything, it's that a picture can be worth a thousand boasts. The social media platform, where users share posts and photos about their noteworthy (and mundane) activities, is certainly a highlight reel. For most of us, it's more or less a real reel, an...

  • Fairy gardens a magical introduction to gardening

    Updated: Sat, May 30, 2015

    If you build/grow it, they will come. That's the original magical thinking behind fairy gardens, miniature nature-scapes that incorporate plants, furniture and accessories scaled to Thumbelina size. Once upon a time, fairy gardens were primitive outdoor digs set up on mossy patches...

  • Pikes Peak Water Garden Society hosts annual sale

    Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Pikes Peak Water Garden Society will hold its annual water plant sale 10 a.m. Saturday at the Union Printers Home, 101 S. Union Blvd. Attendees should use the north entrance on Pikes Peak Avenue just east of Union Boulevard. The society was founded in 1989 to encourage interest and...

  • Pikes Pub: Golden ticket BOLO alert

    Updated: Fri, May 29, 2015

    Not to belittle the value of a VIP factory tour by off-the-charts-creepy/compelling Willy Wonka, as played by Gene Wilder (that boat ride still haunts us), but this-a-here Golden Ticket is much more our style: Denver, CO – May 28, 2015 – This week Breckenridge Brewery slipped Golden...

  • Pikes Peak Soap Box Derby hits Colorado Springs streets

    Published: Fri, May 29, 2015

    8 a.m. Sunday and 8 a.m. June 7, East Costilla Street between El Paso and Wahsatch streets; ppsbd.com or 481-2424 Glenn Scott built his first Soap Box Derby car with his son in the late 1960s for a race in his then-hometown of Dallas. The duo didn't cruise off with a trophy that...

  • Don't sweat it

    Updated: Wed, May 27, 2015

    In arid Colorado, perspiration - even during summer - isn't nearly the lifestyle issue it is in the Deep South. Breaking a sweat here can take work. Hiking the Manitou Incline, for instance. For people who suffer from a medical condition known as hyperhidrosis, though, excessive...

  • Potholed? Channel it into verse for The Gazette's poetry contest

    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    Traditionally, the language that potholes inspire us to produce isn't suitable for print. And who can blame us for being a little testy? Relentless rain has riddled the roads and turned commutes into gut-jarring, coffee-spilling, alignment-wrecking obstacle courses. Sounds like a...

  • Colorado Springs children's author returns home, with new book

    Updated: Mon, May 25, 2015

    Best-selling children's author Dian Curtis Regan grew up in Colorado Springs, attended District 11 schools and was working downtown when she met her husband, a New York boy lured west by the mountains. "We got married and his job took us all over, to different states and even to...

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